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Academic Year 2017-18

Efterpi Epitropaki

What first drove me to the choice of dealing with the world of business is my self-motivation and creativity. Having studied business administration and specialized at marketing, I am enriching my entrepreneurial skills so that I will fulfill my dream to be a part of startup firms and run my business ideas, turning my passion into profit.

Konstantinos Koutelidakis

I have in been working in the tourism industry for the last 7 years, accumulating experience handling administrative, marketing and financial assets. As new technologies drive my business interest, I am continuously shaping business plans on novel ideas that I would like to pursue and convert to business entities. Unanswered needs or inefficient consumer solutions have always intrigued me as an entrepreneur. Innovation through R&D is what I deeply believe in.

George Koutsourelis

After two years of working as a lawyer at one of the largest law firms in Crete, I decided to combine my legal background with entrepreneurial and managerial skills. My aim is to effectively manage my established business interests in retail and tourism industry.

Manos Lentaris

My undergraduate studies in Environmental Science was a choice I had made in my early years of high school. Initially I was influenced by my uncle who is a university professor in the specific field, but later during my years in university I realized the potentials of this field. After graduation I was seeking for further knowledge in a master degree that would help me combine my knowledge in environment with innovation and economics.

Deborah Monnie

I am a computer scientist with experience in wireless and mobile adhoc networks. I double as co-founder Of Orana Foods; a delivery start-up and YALEN; a leadership and entrepreneurship network. My interests lay in developing and managing innovative technology to promote business growth and success. My dream is to competently consult and contribute to the development of the next generation of dynamic products, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs.

Garvin Mu

Pursing changes and taking challenges are my passions. I have a background in Chinese-English translation and interpretation, which I consider as a window for understanding the business world, as well as working experience as an interpreter and HR specialist. Chasing my dream, I decided to revamp my interdisciplinary background as to gain competitiveness in the job market.

Stratos Pagonis

I have a solid background in chemical engineering and professional experience in the food sector. I have worked for a major Greek food company, where I participated actively in product development projects as a member of its R&D department. Pursuing my passion, I’m in the process of enriching my technical qualifications by gaining managerial and entrepreneurial skills. My aim is to provide valuable insights and add value into any industrial or startup project.

Alex Rasidakis

I have a background in Business Administration and a specialization in food and agricultural enterprises. I have worked as an assistant accountant and as a production manager in a grape exporting business. Having won the finalist award at the 2013 Entrepreneurships’ awards of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Unit of University of Ioannina, my goal is to further develop my entrepreneurial and managerial skills as to add value to innovative projects.

Randy Thwala

Having experience in the business world, along with being very well traveled, I have confidence that I can work in any environment possible. Innovative, flexible team worker with an appetite to further myself in the workplace.

Eivind Tøllefsen

I have a Bachelor´s degree in Business and Economics with specialization in financial management and investment analysis. My BA thesis was about lean philosophy. I worked with an accounting firm helping them to maximize customer value with the use of fewer resources. During the past two years I have been involved in the outsourcing of customer services through Teleperformance, one of the world’s leading companies in this sector. I consider myself an innovative person, and I am currently developing my insight in innovation and entrepreneurship, aspiring to contribute in innovative projects.

Katerina Tsoukala

I am a defense and security policy analyst with 12 years of professional experience in academia in the UK, France and Iraq, and as a political consultant for green parties at the European Parliament in Belgium and in Canada. Having started my own drone consulting firm in Canada, I’m currently working on my data analytics skills in order to further promote defense conversion, green technology and renewable energy policies.

 

Academic Year 2016-17

Nikos Koukourakis

I am an economist with experience as store manager for Prenatal and Artsana. I am in the process of building on my managerial skills as to compliment my considerable experience in marketing and sales. For me business is not about ideas, it’s about turning ideas into reality.

Dimitris Maratos

I have a solid background in environmental engineering and four years of professional experience in one of the most prominent construction firms in Greece (AKTOR SA), where I actively participated in major public infrastructure projects. Being highly motivated and entrepreneurial as a person, my aim is to enhance my managerial skills to add value to any innovative project, either as part of a large venture or a promising startup endeavor.

Stella Mpati

I have a background in political science and a mindset for recognizing simple ideas with potential. Having won TIME-MBE’s 2016 Liri award on innovative ideas I am developing my managerial and entrepreneurial skills to add value to both nascent as well as established ventures.

Manos Trichas

Following a ten-year academic/research career in semiconductors and optoelectronics nano-engineering, I am currently enriching my technical background with strong managerial and entrepreneurial skills, paving my way towards the fascinating world of knowledge based ventures. My dream is to actively participate as an executive in the development of novel products & the creation of emerging markets, in the heart of “innovation promoting environments” like corporate organizations or startups.

Giorgos Varvitsiotis

Watch, listen, and learn. You can’t know it all yourself. Anyone who thinks they do is destined for mediocrity. Ambitious and strong analytical person, having background in economic studies, I am currently expanding my knowledge especially in entrepreneurship. It’s time to be on TIME. 

 

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